The Vanguard presents
The Aerial Maps (Single launch) + Froggy Prinze + The Electorate
Friends, we have to close the venue for a while. Shows will not be going ahead until further notice.
Ticket holders will be contacted shortly and we will be updating you regularly via our socials.
If you are in a position to do so, please hold on to your tickets while we reschedule.
We wish everyone good health and hope to see you all soon again ❤️❤️❤️
The Aerial Maps
The Aerial Maps are a critically-acclaimed Sydney band built around the writing and vocals of Adam Gibson. Formed in early 2008, the band is influenced by the bright landscapes and long distances of Australia, of the like described by bands such as the Triffids, the Go-Betweens and Midnight Oil. Their debut album, In the Blinding Sunlight, was released in 2008 and was met with wide acclaim, earning 5-star reviews and substantial airplay. Their second album The Sunset Park, a "novel in song", was released in 2011, again meeting with strong critical acclaim. Following that album, the band toured extensively around Australia, building a loyal and devoted following with their tales of love, loss and landscape. In 2017, founding Maps member Simon Holmes passed away and, after a 5-year hiatus, Adam reconvened the Aerial Maps with a new sense of purpose and new line-up consisting of himself, Simon Gibson, Alannah Russack (ex-Hummingbirds), Peter Fenton (ex-Crow) and Mark Hyland (ex-many bands). Celebrating the release of a new single off their upcoming new album, the Aerial Maps play the Vanguard on Sunday, March 29, with friends Froggy Prinze and The Electorate.
Froggy Prinze are a four-piece band from Sydney who write skewed melodic pop songs with slack jaw wit, melodic jangles and heavenly harmonies.
Songwriters Ben McLaughlin and Mick Wilson (ex-Soap Star Joe) met back in 2016 and bonded over seminal 90s indie rock bands like Sebadoh, Sonic Youth, and Dinosour Jnr, and soon enough started sharing unfinished songs on WhatsApp. A far cry from when they last fronted bands back in the early 00s, when bands used Scrapbooks not Facebook to capture their achievements. With the addition of their talented friends Phil Bray (Drums) and Lucy Albani (Keys/Vox) Froggy Prinze was born.
Their debut 5 track EP “Is this supposed to be happening?” released in April 2019, enjoyed national community radio play (2SER, Triple R, AMRAP AMCOS, Radio Adelaide), critical nods with comparisons to their musical heroes The Go-Betweens, and played some memorable shows around the gritty inner-west of Sydney.
To cap off an eventful 2019, Froggy Prinze played the Australian Music Week Conference at Cronulla, Sydney, and are keenly planning new musical releases and shows in 2020.
The Electorate started their life as The Templebears, way back at the dawn of time. Around sunrise they broke up, and around sunset, they got back together. During the recording of their upcoming debut album, You Don’t Have Time To Stay Lost, the band decided they needed a new name to match their renewed sense of enthusiasm and wonder, and the Electorate was born. This will be their second gig.
The band is made up entirely of one Eliot Fish, one Nick Kennedy and one Josh Morris.
This is an 18+ event.
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
NOTE THERE IS SOME UNRESERVED SEATING AVAILABLE AT ALL EVENTS
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.
Tickets must be presented at the door. Physical and digital copies accepted.
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise.
All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies.
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
(Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID).
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
No thongs or steel cap boots.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.